ECB Statement: recreational cricket suspended

ECB statement on the recreational game in the light of the developing COVID-19 situation:

‘’Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

“This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

“Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.

“Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

“It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making. 

“Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues - who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation."


A note to Leicestershire clubs:

If any Leicestershire clubs wish to share this information with their members and via social media, the statement can also be found here:

For local support, please visit the LCCC Community Team's who’s who page for contact details, should you need support from your local county representatives.

The LCCC main office are operating a skeleton staff so please get in touch via email, mobile numbers should be used ahead of the office number during this period.

From all at Leicestershire County Cricket Club, stay safe